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Houston Safari Club Applauds President Trump’s Nomination of David Bernhardt For Secretary of Interior

(Houston, TX-February 8, 2019) Houston Safari Club (HSC) is supportive of the nomination of David Bernhardt, Deputy Secretary of the U.S. Department of the Interior, for the position of Secretary for the Department. In a brief statement posted to Twitter, Bernhardt said it’s “a humbling privilege to be nominated to lead a Department whose mission I love, to accomplish the balanced, common sense vision of our President.” Bernhardt, an attorney from Colorado, has served as the deputy secretary of the Interior Department since August 2017. Before joining the Trump administration, Bernhardt was a lawyer for the Interior Department under President George W. Bush. HSC President, Mitzy McCorvey states, “I would like to congratulate and support Deputy Secretary David Bernhardt for his nomination for Secretary of the U.S. Department of the Interior. He is in sync with ideas that we, as conservationists and sport hunters, would like to see going forward.

Houston Safari Club Foundation Wraps Up Successful 2019 Convention

(Houston, TX-February 6, 2019) – Houston Safari Club Foundation (HSCF) has completed another successful annual Hunting Expo and Convention. HSCF’s annual Convention was held January 25-27, 2019 at the George R Brown Convention Center and Hilton Americas-Houston hotel. Complete with banquets, auctions, raffles and live entertainment, the event is HSCF’s largest annual fundraiser. With almost 300 exhibitors, the Expo has doubled in size in just two years. In addition, all three fundraising banquets were at capacity. Funds raised at Convention support HSCF’s scholarship, youth education and grants programs. Jeff Birmingham, 2019 HSCF Convention Chairman states, “The 2019 Convention, themed Foundation For Tomorrow, was a great success. Our efforts to raise funds for education and conservation pair perfectly with our theme as we continue to work to promote the future of hunting and conservation. We are so appreciative of the attendees, sponsors, exhibitors, and volunteers that believe and support our efforts

Paul Bamber, Wanganui Safaris, named 2019 HSCF PH of the Year

  Houston, TX- – Houston Safari Club Foundation (HSCF) is pleased to announce Paul Bamber of Wanganui Safaris as the 2019 HSCF Professional Hunter of the Year. Paul Bamber grew up on a remote family farm at Jerusalem, on the Wanganui River, farming sheep and cattle. Paul developed a love of hunting at the age of 10 when his dad gave him his .303 to hunt a big boar his sheep dogs were bailing. From that day forward, whenever Paul wasn’t at school, he hunted goats, pigs and deer as well as trapping possums for money in the winter. With huge areas of bush surrounding their farm, and no predators, it was a constant battle to keep wild animal numbers from taking over the land they farmed. Wild pigs would kill hundreds of lambs if unchecked and opossum numbers were out of control. Paul and his brother would hunt stags and goats,

Houston Safari Club Foundation Online Auctions Now Open

(Houston, TX-November 29, 2019) – Houston Safari Club Foundation (HSCF) has announced its online auctions are now live and ready for bidding! Items include hunting and fishing trips from around the world, jewelry, artwork and more! Auctions will be paired to culminate with 3 live auctions to be held at HSCF’s annual Convention and Hunting Expo. Bidders may click on tabs for separate auctions, each ending at different times. Bidders should also be sure to check out the “Online Only” auction tab which will allow bidding now through Sunday, January 27th at 3:00 pm CST. Bid here today! Registration for HSCF’s 2019 Worldwide Convention and Hunting Expo is now open. The event will take place January 25-27, 2019 in downtown Houston at the George R. Brown (GRB) Convention Center. HSCF’s Annual Worldwide Convention and Hunting Expo celebrates wildlife, wild places and the sporting lifestyle for thousands of visitors and exhibitors.

Help TPWD Create a New Big Game License Plate

Texas Parks and Wildlife Department are adding a new species to their family of Conservation License Plates and would like to invite YOU to submit a photo for use on the actual license plate.  Bighorn Sheep or Pronghorn ? The new species to be depicted on the plate will either be a bighorn sheep or pronghorn.  A public survey in November/December will ask consumers which animal they would prefer, which plate demo they like best, and how likely they would be to purchase either of the plates to help make our decision. Benefits of having your photo chosen:  You’ll be contributing to TPWD’s conservation efforts to fund big game research, management, and restoration projects.  Since 2002, TPWD’s White-tailed Deer License Plate has generated over $1.2 million to these efforts.  We hope the new plate will do as well or even better.   Thousands of motorists on Texas roads will see your

Open Public Comment Period: Submit Your Ideas Before November 30

The U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service has published a Federal Register notice informing the public about proposed amendments to the CITES Appendices and proposed resolutions, decisions, and agenda Items that the United States might submit for consideration at the 18th Meeting of the Conference of the Parties (CoP18), and to provide information on how agencies or bodies can apply to attend CoP18 as observers. Public comments will be accepted until November 30, 2018. Click here to read the Federal Register notice and learn how to submit comments. The Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES) is a treaty agreed to by 182 nations and the European Union (referred to as “Parties) that protects species from becoming endangered or extinct because of international trade.    Every two to three years, a meeting of the Conference of the Parties is held to review, discuss, and negotiate changes in
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Houston Safari Club Foundation (HSCF) is a non-profit organization, exempt from federal income tax, under section 501(c)(3) of the United States Internal Revenue Code. The charitable deduction for contributions to HSCF is the cash amount of the contribution, less the value of goods and services received, to the extent permitted by law. HSCF EIN 74-2177975. Please contact your tax advisor concerning deductibility of any payments as business deductions. HSCF is an independent organization, is not affiliated with Safari Club International (SCI) or its affiliates and is not a chapter or affiliate of any other organization.